Occupancy Permit - Tasmania

Service summary

You will require this permit if you intend to occupy:

  • A new building;
  • A building in which building work is being, or has been, carried out;
  • A building where the new use of the building would need to satisfy different requirements than the previous use under the National Construction Code;
  • A building where the classification of the building has changed under the National Construction Code; or
  • A building that is a special-use building, where the special use has changed in a material way.

The building surveyor may take into account the following information when issuing a permit:

  • Any reports which has been provided in respect to the application, if required by regulation, from a reporting authority;
  • Documentation provided with the application;
  • The building's suitability for occupation for its intended use;
  • Provisions made for smoke alarms, sanitation and water supply within the building; and
  • Any prescribed documents or matters.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type

Licence

A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this permit your application must:

  • Be in an approved form;
  • Be accompanied by any specified documents; and
  • Be accompanied by the required fees.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Duration

An occupancy permit remains in force until another occupancy permit is issued for the building or it is cancelled.

Fees

 TypeDescription
ApplyApplication

Please consult the Contact Officer for information on fees to be submitted.

Administering agency

Sorell Council

Act(s) name

Building Act 2016 (Tasmania)

Regulation(s) name

Building Regulations 2016 (Tasmania)

Contact details

Enquiries Officer, Building Control
Sorell Council


Operating address:
47 Cole Street
Sorell
TAS 7172
Mailing address:
PO BOX 126
Sorell, Tasmania 7172

Phone:

03 6269 0000

Fax:

03 6269 0014
sorell.council@sorell.tas.gov.au

Website:

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